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Giveaway: Anorak Magazine

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Giveaway: Anorak Magazine | Doodlers Anonymous

They call themselves "the happy mag for kids," but that's just a lie, one big cover up. It's really of course: the happy, colorful, illustrated, quirky, character-filled, page-turning, content-driven mag for everyone. And we're giving away: one spare, hot-off the presses Summer 09 issue.

Interested? Leave a comment below with your favorite summer read as a kid, and we'll randomly draw a winner this Friday.

UPDATE: ANORAK has upped the ante. Whomever submits a doodle of their favorite summer read, is in the running for a one-year subscription (4 beautiful issues). Send doodles to editor {at} doodlersanonymous {dot} com

Details: ANORAK's Summer 09 issue is almost 80 pages long with contributions by Jeremyville, Marcus Walters, Jon Burgerman, Tad Carpenter, Julia Staite, Simon Wild & Rob Flowers.


Founder and editor of Doodlers Anonymous. An avid thinker, creator and collaborator, known to concept and carry a ballpoint pen with him at all times.


  1. My favorite summer read as a kid was The Giver by Lois Lowry. My favorite summer read as an adult is Post Office by Charles Bukowski.

  2. Exciting! My favorite was the BFG (Big Friendly Giant!) by Roald Dahl. It\'s a crazy land of make believe

  3. Awesome giveaway! Don't really have a favourite but I remember reading Call of the Wild by Jack London one summer. Amazing book! :)

  4. Favorite summer read was Flipped by Wendelin Von Draanen. So cute! :) Still love it.

  5. My favourite summer read as a kid was Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. I really identified with that little girl filling up notebooks with thoughts (and still do), and it was realistic and relatable while still feeling like an adventure. And it had a good moral. Definitely made for a book that's stayed with me into adulthood.

  6. Ah, what a great giveaway! Definitely have to go with Ramona Forever (my favorite of all from the Beverly Cleary books!)

  7. My favorite summer read was definitely Rainbow Brite! I used to love her colorful world. :)

  8. i always loved my father's dragon. i would revisit it many times over. i made the dragon when i was in elementary school out of a milk carton, painted it, and i kept it until i went to college, when i revisited it again, i re-illustrated the cover, and again this past year, i digitally colored in the pages. i love those books! i always wanted my own dragon!!!

  9. Babysitters Club and Fear Street series/Goosebumps. I liked vs. fear.

  10. Mali Princ (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry) & Jezeva Kucica (Branko Copic). beautiful & sweet magazine.

  11. So hard to pick! Preteen its Deenie by Judy Blume but as for my younger years Stuart Little or James and Giant Peach. Gosh that's hard to call!

  12. It's still my favorite: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster.

  13. BFG!

  14. The Twits by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake was a fun one.

  15. too many favourites from my \'youth\' but i remember when i was really really very tiny little my dad used to read puddle lane to me - awesome! x

  16. My favorite summer reading was anything by Richard Scarry. I had a Busytown CD-ROM game that I was obsessed with, but nothing beat those books.

  17. C.S. Lewis - 'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe...' I must have read it half a dozen times as a kid... also I keep up the tradition of reading Charles Dickens - 'A Christmas Carol' each Christmas.

  18. YEAAH! mine was The Emperor\\\'s New Clothes, Crazyyy!

  19. It\\\'s so sad, but Brighty of the Grand Canyon is mine. Read that sucker about 40 times as a kid.

  20. I'v just sent my doodle in. My favourite summer read was and still is "The Adventures of Huck Finn" The movie was just on recently too and I love that aswell :D

  21. My favorite summer read as a kid was The Fall of the House of Usher.

  22. Another vote for the Phantom Tollbooth. I loved that book and all of my kids have read it too. Well, those that can read.

  23. My father read to me The Dog Who Wouldn't Be, an autobiographic retrospective of the author's, Farley Mowat, boyhood dog. This dog was pretty outrageous. I remember my dad struggling to get through the sad parts.

  24. When I was little, I absolutely loved The Suitcase Kid by Jacqueline Wilson - I was a big Jacqueline Wilson fan in general really, I loved all her books but The Suitcase Kid was always my favourite. I must have read it about 50 times - especially over summer cos I'd have the time to just sit and read the whole book all at once! I loved Nick Sharratt's illustrations too back then. :]

  25. My favorite summer read was Jamberry. Thank you!

  26. I used to love reading the William Brown books by Richmal Crompton. Amazingly funny stuff!

  27. my favorite when i was really little was Where The Wild Things Are.

  28. Definitely the great gatsby. Such an amazing read. Timeless! Great contest thanks!

  29. I loved The Borrowers by Mary Norton. Am planning on buying the series for my son to read when he is a bit older.

  30. Hilaire Belloc's Jim -Who Ran Away from his Nurse and was Eaten by a Lion - always made visits to the zoo seem more dangerous!

  31. .......The Paul Street Boys by Ferenc Molnár.

  32. I remember walking to the store every week to buy a popular Brazilian comic book series (Turma da Mônica) which I read religiously.

  33. I was a total Scarry kid! I'm pretty sure I learned to read from Busy, Busy Town.

  34. I loved The Red Planet, by Robert Heinlein, and A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L\'Engle. Even earlier Harriet the Spy was a book I read over and over.

  35. Harriet the Spy. Every geeky girl in the late 70s could relate to her.

  36. here in brasil i used to read "turma da monica" =]

  37. My son's fave... birds, a golden nature guide... pocket-sized for the beach!

  38. I always loved reading the 3 Musketeers.

  39. My favorite was a magazine called Dynamite. Inside was always a free poster or print of sometime. Book-wise anything Ed Emberly wrote.

  40. Def....must be Alice in Wonderland, my gammy gave me her addition it was it like a million times.

  41. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein! Or Nintendo Power. :D

  42. I read all the time, not only in summer, so I really can\'t distinguish summer reads. I read all the books by Karl May that I could get my hands on. I also liked to read mysteries, especially by Agatha Christie or the Father Brown mysteries.

  43. Archie comics of course.

  44. Roald Dahl\'s Matilda for sure!

  45. The Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler...the one where the brother and sister run away and live in the museum! Lucky!!

  46. Micheal Morpurgo\'s When The Whales Came without a doubt :)

  47. Hardy Boys Stephen King Mad Magazine!!

  48. I love "Edie Sedgewick: An American Girl" for summer reading. It's perfect for lazy afternoons as it isn't too rigorous yet it is history.

  49. I used to love Professor Branestawm as a child - an absent minded preofessor with lots of glasses and great little pictures

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